INTERNATIONAL Yoga Day Celebrated In NY

OVER 15,000 people participated in the 5th International Yoga Day organized by The Consulate General of India at New York   in collaboration with  several noted personalities and  various organizations  involved in the promotion of the ancient art of living for better life. The Consulate   General of NY says in a press release a large number of Yoga enthusiasts joined this grand celebration. World’s oldest Yoga instructor and practitioner Padma Shree Ms. Tao Porchon Lynch taught some Yoga Asanas at the event.  Vikas Khanna, celebrity chef and film maker, spoke at the event. Motivational Speaker Gaur Gopal Das also spoke to the audience about the importance of Yoga. Assemblyman Daniel R. Bensen, New Jersey, Mr. Philip Kramer, Mayor, Franklin Township, New Jersey, Rajiv Prasad, Councilman At-Large, Franklin Township, New Jersey, and Ms. Crystal Pruitt, Council woman At-Large, Franklin Township, New Jersey also attended the IDY 2019 celebration. Welcoming the participants to the Yoga Day celebrations, Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India in New York, said that ‘Yoga for all and all for Yoga’ should be our Motto. He highlighted worldwide momentum that Yoga is gathering in combating lifestyle related diseases, he noted that Yoga is a timeless gift from India to humanity. A guided yoga session based on the Common Yoga Protocol was performed by the participants. The session was led by Dr. Dayashankar Vidyalankar, Teacher of Indian Culture at the Consulate General of India, New York. Various other yoga sessions were conducted by professionally trained Yoga teachers. The Consulate had organized several curtain-raiser events in collaboration with yoga organizations resulting in a record turnout for the Yoga Day celebrations. In addition to the Consulate’s flagship event, Yoga enthusiasts gathered to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga in Pittsburgh, Westchester and Time Square, New York. The Times Square’s summer Solstice Yoga event saw a gathering of over 11,000 participants.. International Day of Yoga 2019 successfully managed to create a broad based awareness about the benefits of yoga to all sections of the society and also reintroduced the ancient mind body practice and breathing techniques to a technology driven, fast-paced world. The celebration in Somerset, NJ offered a wonderful and enriching experience thanks to the energetic performance by yoga schools and associations. The IDY event also featured several cultural performances by talented local artists and partner organizations.. More than 30 organizations participated with the Consulate in the celebration of International Day of Yoga 2019. More than 15,000 people participated in the various Yoga day

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